In the peak of summer, coconuts are readily available in abundance to quench our thirst. Coconut water or ‘nariyal pani’ is not only considered refreshing to stay cool for the summer, but has also become trendy among fitness freaks as a low calorie alternative to energy drinks. Truth be told, there has to be someone you know who has bragged on about the benefits of coconut water, but here are some reasons you may not have heard of:

Lowers Your Blood Pressure

Coconut water contains adequate and proportionate levels of electrolytes, which aids in balancing your blood pressure. It also reduces the chance of getting blood clots and lowers levels of cholesterol in the body.

Hangover Cure

If you’ve had a rough night, drink some coconut water to replace the lost electrolytes from vomitting or frequent urination. Dehydration can cause most of the hangover symptoms, coconut water has extremely hydrating properties, which will alleviate that unbearable headache.

Anti-Ageing Properties

As skin ages it is common to notice fine lines, wrinkles and dryness of skin. The water from the coconut has agents that can help your skin repair the damages faster as well as promote cell growth. When combined with yoghurt, it can moisturise and exfoliate the skin. Apply the mixture as a face pack for 15 minutes to get back that youthful look!

Menstrual Pain Relief

Coconut water can replenish your blood loss with the required nutrients. It is rich in potassium, magnesium and calcium. The nutrients can also reduce the pain caused by menstrual cramps. Try consuming less solid foods and drink more coconut water.

Aids Digestion

Digestive disorders are handful. Coconut water can prevent indigestion and reduce the chances of getting acid reflux, due to its high fibre content. The high fibre content also prevents you from getting hungry more often, thus eating less.

The benefits of coconut and coconut water are endless. The summer drink can hydrate the body without piling on the calories, unlike its aerated-drink counterparts. A quick tip — make sure you choose green coconuts compared to the ones with hard brown shells, as green-shelled coconuts are younger and contain large amounts of coconut water.

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